Now nearly all resources point that Apple will unveil the next iPhone a few weeks later. Yesterday, J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz said that Apple might show us two new iPhone models.
The article, posted on Fortune, said that Apple is poised to release two new iPhone models, a slimmer model Apple will call the iPhone 5 and an improved version of the iPhone 4 called iPhone 4-plus. The analyst expects the iPhone 5 to be a “world phone” device with GSM and CDMA support, while the iPhone 4-plus will target the midrange of the market, as well as China.
“Our research indicates that there will be an iPhone 5 based on a lighter, thinner form factor that is GSM + CDMA capable, i.e., a ‘world-mode’ smartphone. A second device (4-plus) based on the current iPhone 4 but with some minor improvements could target the midrange and focus on China,” Moskowitz wrote. “As for the current iPhone 4, we expect it to subsume 3GS as the lower-end offering.”
Also yesterday, MacPost showed a photo of the partial iPhone 4S. The new photo also reveal the iPhone 4S battery to still be a 3.7 V, 5.3 Whr battery delivering 1430 mAh of charge, compared to the slightly lower-capacity 1420 mAh battery found in the iPhone 4.
Moskowitz also noted that he doesn’t expect another iPad refresh in 2011，saying Apple’s in “no rush” to replace its existing models based on lackluster competition.